Gene Tanta

The Poems of A-Z with No Beginning

October 28, 2013
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“W.H. Auden and John Ashbery have published books in which the poems are arranged alphabetically. Gene Tanta goes them one better with a book of poems which are themselves alphabetical. PASTORAL EMERGENCY has a hypnotic feeling of inevitability about it as it demonstrates the way in which language writes our poems and our minds.” – John L. Koethe

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Lost and Found: American Hipster Poets as Urban Excess

October 23, 2012
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If the hipster makes art that is everywhere, does the marginalized maker make art that is nowhere?

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An Erotics of Reading: Jennifer Karmin’s “aaaaaaaaaaalice” Reviewed.

May 25, 2012
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In place of a hermeneutics of reading, as Susan Sontag’s ghost might say, we need an erotics of reading.

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Gene Tanta’s XPMK: An Illuminated Chapbook

January 26, 2012
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Formerly Excerpt from Pastoral Emergency.

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Reflections on “The &NOW Festival of New Writing” in San Diego, 2011

January 9, 2012
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Poetry and poetics matter because words create the contours of what we can do.

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Why Poetic Collaboration Matters

November 14, 2011
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To collaborate well as a creative writer, one has to give up the 500 year old idea of the Humanist self as a unique consumer of “the real.”

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The Practice of Poetry

July 19, 2011
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The poetry lesson is that poetry is a practice.

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